The Porsche® 911® GT2, the ultimate Porsche model
for 2002, is 10-percent more powerful and seven-percent lighter
than the 911 Turbo on which it is based. The biggest weight
savings over the 911 Turbo comes from making the GT2 rear-wheel
drive (the 911 Turbo is all-wheel drive). Other weight-saving
measures include fitting sport seats in front and deleting
the rear seats. In place of a spare tire, there is a tire
repair kit. Chassis modifications come directly from Porsches
road racing experience. The GT2 can accelerate from zero-to-62
mph (zero-to-100 km/h) in about four seconds and can achieve
a top track speed of 195 mph (315 km/h).
version of the 3.6-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder boxer
engine from the 911 Turbo allows an increase in maximum turbo
boost pressure to 14.5 psi, compared to 11.76 psi for the
911 Turbo. The GT2 engine produces 456 horsepower at 5,700
rpm and sustains 457 lb.-ft. (620 Nm) of peak torque from
3,500-4,500 rpm. The only transmission available is a modified
version of the 911 Turbo six-speed manual. A special asymmetric
limited-slip differential helps stabilize the car in curves
under load changes.
to the 911 Turbo, redesigned air intake scoops provide additional
cooling air. Porsche refined the aerodynamic characteristics
to produce greater downforce. A one-piece fixed-design rear
wing replaces the two-piece automatic-deploying spoiler of
the 911 Turbo and allows 1-6 degrees adjustment for racetrack
driving. Suspension modifications include racing springs that
lower the center of gravity by 0.78-inch (20 mm), adjustable
anti-roll bars and a wide range of suspension adjustment to
accommodate racing tires. The front alloy wheels measure 18
x 8.5-inch and mount 235/40 ZR18 tires. The rear alloy wheels
measure 18 x 12-inch and mount 315/30 ZR18 tires.
GT2 is the first Porsche to be fitted as standard with the
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCBTM). The ceramic composite
discs weigh 50-percent less than comparable metal discs, reducing
unsprung weight by a significant 36.6 lb. (16.6 kg) and thus
enhancing suspension response.
retains all current Porsche safety technology, including dual
front airbags plus the Porsche Side Impact Protection System,
which includes boron-steel door reinforcement beams, energy-absorbing
door panels and door-mounted side airbags. The 30-liter capacity
sidebags provide additional protection for the chest, head,
the 911 GT2 deletes some of the luxury content from the 911
Turbo, its standard equipment includes power windows and an
anti-theft system with transponder key, immobiliser, alarm
plus central locking with remote entry. The GT2 substitutes
a CD stereo system for the Bose digital sound system used
in the 2002 911 Turbo. Automatic climate control and cruise
control and natural leather trim are available as options.
The new-generation Porsche® 911® Turbo, introduced
for MY 2001, continues a performance legend begun 26 years
ago when the first 911 Turbo was introduced to North America.
With a 415-horsepower (309 kW) twin-turbo engine and advanced
all-wheel drive, the new-generation 911 Turbo takes its place
in the top echelon of the supercar category. Derived from
the Porsche GT1 racecar, the 3.6-liter, horizontally opposed
six-cylinder engine sustains 415 lb.-ft. (560 Nm) of peak
torque from 2,700-4,600 rpm. In place of a conventional throttle
cable setup, the E-Gas electronic throttle transmits pedal
position to the engine control unit. Power drives through
a standard six-speed manual transmission. The advanced Tiptronic®
S five-speed automatic transmission is available as an option.
The 911 Turbo can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in
just 4.2 seconds. On the test track, the 911 Turbo can sprint
from a standstill to 100 mph (160 kph) in only 9.2 seconds
and achieve a top track speed of 189 mph (305 km/h). Standard
Bi-Xenon headlight clusters feature xenon high-intensity discharge
headlights for both the low and high beams. The upper part
of the two-piece rear stabilizer wing automatically raises
at speeds above 75 mph (120 kph) and lowers at speeds below
50 mph (80 km/h). The standard aluminum alloy wheels measure
18 x 8 inches in front and mount 225/40 ZR18 tires; the 18
x 11-inch rear wheels mount 295/30 ZR18 tires. Also derived
from the GT1 racecar, one-piece, four-piston brake calipers
reduce unsprung weight and heat and feature 13-inch vented,
cross-drilled discs front and rear. The standard Porsche Stability
Management system (PSM) can detect a loss of grip at the front
or rear and reduce instability by applying braking to individual
wheels and, if necessary, altering engine power.
Turbo adds an optional engine enhancement performance package
that increases power to 450-horsepower and 457 lb.-ft of torque.
It will be available later in the model year. In addition,
the 911 Turbo adds a standard Bose® high-end digital audio
system with six-channel amplifier, 12 speakers and a subwoofer
module. In addition, the 911 Turbo adds new front seat belt
pretensioners and force limiters to its extensive roster of
safety technology, and the trunk now includes an anti-entrapment
release with internal handle. New comfort and convenience
features includeauto-dimming inside and outside mirrors and
rain sensor windshield wipers. Interior enhancements include
redesigned center vents, while matte-surface switches improve
tactile feel. A new lockable glovebox adds to interior storage,
and the center dash gains an integral cupholder. The keys
have a color Porsche Crest®. New exterior colors include
Black, Basalt Black Metallic and Carrera White.
The 2002 Carrera 4S combines the 3.6-liter, 320-horsepower normally aspirated 911 Carrera engine with the all-wheel drive chassis, body design and feature content of the 911 Turbo. The 911 Carrera 4S replaces the 911 Carrera 4 Coupe in the Porsche line.
The Carrera 4S shares the 911 Turbos basic body shell but adds unique design elements. Instead of the Turbos two-piece rear spoiler, the Carrera 4S retains the automatic-deploying rear spoiler used on other 911 Carrera models. From the rear, the quick tip-off to the models identity is its exclusive reflector strip connecting the taillights. The Carrera 4S deletes the Turbos large intake ducts ahead of the rear wheels, since these are only required on the Turbo to supply air to the turbo intercoolers. The 911 Carrera 4S does retain the Turbos lower rear quarter panel louvers.
The 2002 911 Targa updates a sliding glass roof design first used on the previous-generation 911 Targa, offered in the U.S. in 1996 and 1997. The all-new 911 Targa shares the new 3.6-liter, 320-horsepower engine, 911 Turbo-inspired front-end styling and interior enhancements with the redesigned 911 Carrera models that Porsche introduced for 2002. The new engine makes these the most powerful normally aspirated 911 models ever offered in North America. In profile, the 911 Targa can be distinguished by its sharply tapered rear side glass.
The new Targa expands on the concept of the previous model, which introduced a large power-operated sliding glass roof that slid under the rear window. The biggest difference from the previous 911 Carrera Targa is that the rear window in the new model is hinged to open, providing convenient access to the rear luggage compartment.
Porsche has significantly enhanced the 911 Carrera models
for 2002, their fourth model year, giving them a larger, more
powerful engine and a new look inspired by the 911 Turbo.
The line includes the 911 Carrera Coupe and Cabriolet and
the all-wheel drive 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. A new version
of the 911 Carrera 4 Coupe will be released later in the model
year. While keeping their unmistakable 911 profile, the 2002
models adopt the headlight design of the 911 Turbo, plus a
newly shaped front end, widened rear quarter panels, and redesigned
oval exhaust tailpipes.
benefit from a strengthened body structure, which enhances
handling, ride quality and safety. The design changes benefit
performance, increasing airflow to the radiators by 15 percent
and reducing aerodynamic lift on both the front and rear suspension.
The Bi-Xenon gas-discharge headlights that are standard on
the 911 Turbo are a new option for the 911 Carrera models.
enlarged the displacement of the six-cylinder boxer engine
in the 911 Carrera models to 3.6 liters from 3.4 liters and
increased horsepower to 320 from 300. Peak torque increases
to 273 lb.-ft. at 4,250 rpm from 258 lb.-ft. at 4,600 rpm,
and the torque curve is now broader overall for enhanced response
at all speeds. The new VarioCam® Plus valve timing and
lift system similar to that used on the 911 Turbo
helps boost torque. Porsche optimized suspension tuning for
the enhanced performance, and new-design Carrera II 17-inch
alloy wheels reduce unsprung weight.
Carrera 4 Cabriolet all-wheel drive system uses a viscous
multi-plate clutch mounted just behind the front differential.
The Cabriolet features a fully automatic power roof, an automatic
deploying supplemental safety bar structure, and a standard
removable aluminum hardtop. A glass rear window with integral
defroster replaces the polycarbonate window in the Cabriolet.
Safety technology includes a patented crumple-zone body structure,
dual front airbags, door-mounted side airbags, and anti-lock
brakes (ABS). The Porsche Stability Management System (PSM)
is standard on the 911 Carrera 4 and optional for the 911
Carrera models gain new seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters.
A three-spoke sports steering wheel replaces the previous
four-spoke wheel, and the center vents have also been redesigned.
The remote entry system now controls memory function when
the optional power seats are ordered. A new optional Bose®
digital sound system replaces previous sound system upgrades.
The newly standard onboard computer uses an LCD screen in
the tachometer to display information including fuel consumption
and driving range, engine oil level, outside temperature and
35 different warning messages in plain text. New exterior
colors include Black, Basalt Black Metallic and Carrera White.
The Boxster is a mid-engine roadster with a design that echoes
such classic mid-engine Porsche sports/racing cars as the
550 Spyder and RS60. The Boxster gets its name from a combination
of the classic Porsche horizontally opposed six-cylinder boxer
engine and its roadster body. The Boxster is powered by a
2.7-liter, 217-horsepower engine with a two-stage resonance
intake system, VarioCam® variable valve timing and an
E-Gas electronic (drive-by-wire) throttle. The
powerplant can accelerate the Boxster from zero-to-62 mph
(zero-to-100 km/h) in 6.6 seconds.
manual transmission is standard, and the Porsche Tiptronic
S five-speed automatic is available as an option. Light weight
combined with a broad torque curve and a roomy, comfortable
interior make the Boxster the ideal sportscar for everyday
driving. The standard power convertible roof features a cloth
headliner for a quiet ride and lowers in just 12 seconds.
An aluminum hardtop is optional.
in the Boxster includes a patented crumple-zone body structure,
inertia-reel three-point seatbelts with pretensioners and
load limiters, dual front airbags, door-mounted side airbags,
and anti-lock brakes (ABS). Boron steel tubing reinforcements
inside the windshield header and A-pillars and supplemental
safety bars behind the seats help provide protection in rollover
accidents. The Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system is
also available as an option.
gains new seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters, plus interior
enhancements and a new optional Bose® digital sound system.
The trunk adds an internal anti-entrapment release. The remote
entry system now controls seat memory function when the optional
power seats are ordered. When the optional onboard computer
is ordered, it is accompanied by a new LCD multifunctional
display inside the instrument cluster. Interior switches get
a matte finish and the keys have a color Porsche Crest®.
The exterior color palette adds Black, Carrera White, and
Basalt Black Metallic for 2002.
S builds on the foundation of the popular Boxster model and
offers an even higher level of performance and standard features.
A 3.2-liter engine, exclusive to this model, produces 250
horsepower and 225 lb.-ft. of peak torque. Power-boosting
technology includes a dual-resonance air intake and VarioCam®
variable valve timing. The engine produces 85 percent of its
peak torque at just 2,000 rpm, giving the Boxster S outstanding
response even at low speeds. To handle the extra power, the
Boxster S is equipped with a version of the six-speed manual
transmission and the larger cross-drilled brake discs from
the 911® Carrera®. Standard 17-inch wheels and tires
and sport chassis tuning enhance handling. The Porsche Boxster
S can accelerate from zero-to-62 mph (zero-to-100 km/h) in
just 5.9 seconds (versus 6.6 seconds for the standard Boxster
model). A third radiator augments the standard models
two to handle cooling for the larger engine, and its central
air intake quickly identifies the Boxster S.
titanium-color exterior trim sets the Boxtser S apart from
the standard Boxster. Inside, the Boxster S features unique
instrument panel gauges with aluminum-color trim and gray
faces. Aluminum-look door and luggage compartment handles,
shift lever, and shifter bezel reinforce the classic sports
car appearance. The standard power convertible roof lowers
in just 12 seconds, and its cloth headliner ensures all-season
comfort. Safety technology includes a patented crumple-zone
body structure, inertia-reel three-point seatbelts with pretensioners
and load limiters, dual front airbags, door-mounted side airbags,
anti-lock brakes (ABS) and integrated supplemental safety
bars. The Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system is available
as an option.
S enters its third model year with new seatbelt pretensioners
and load limiters, plus interior enhancements and a new optional
Bose® digital sound system. The trunk adds an internal
anti-entrapment release. The remote entry system now controls
seat memory function when the optional power seats are ordered.
When the optional onboard computer is ordered, it is accompanied
by a new LCD multifunctional display inside the instrument
cluster. Interior switches get a matte finish and the keys
have a color Porsche Crest. The exterior color palette adds
Black, Carrera White, and Basalt Black Metallic for 2002.
here for 2002 Pricing Information
more information, contact: Bob Carlson (770) 290-3676 or Jody Scott (770) 290-3764